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Heart Valve Infection Masquerading as Angolan Typhoid Fever

We received a call from the elderly father of 46yr old John. His voice was urgent on the need for an appointment on Thursday for his son, en route to the U.S. from Cameroon. John was deathly ill, having had fever of unknown cause since April 26th. He had been treated in a clinic in Cameroon with intravenous antibiotics, with no medical tests revealing a cause for his illness. The European physician attending him told John it was critical to get to medical expertise that might help him, and so he must leave Nigeria. Time was running out.

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